By - Adeptus_Gedeon
This is really cool! I love how each deity surprised me while I read their descriptions
So I just read everything and I am very surprised and overwhelmed. All of the deities are very different, cool and amazing but they all still follow the "there-is-a-catch" way. They were all fun to read.
>So I just read everything and I am very surprised. All of the deities are very different and cool but they all still follow the "there-is-a-catch" way. You actually surpised me with the amount of variety.
Thanks! Glad that You liked it. Maybe You have something to add? Some new, interesting way in which these themes can be used - or Your own concept?
I actually have a deity concept that could be similar to yours. The deity us called the Jester God or just the Jester or the liberator. It is an entity who isn't actually popular quite the opposite. Like almost nobody knows about hike you can actually ask multiple towns if they ever heard of such a god and they will probably have no ideas what you are talking about or thinking that you are crazy or something in that direction (which is kinda understandable). The only ones who know about his existence are either the ones who were "contacted" by the entity or they somehow discover his presence and influence throughout history. One of the best "evidences" are record about a specific event (it isn't actually really flesh out) which is also the origin of why it is called the jester God.
(The story is not very flesh out yet but it is basically about a court jester who started to be different one day after he "meet someone". One the best friends of the jester recorded more precisely what changed about the jester. At one morning several people like the parents of the jester, some people from the royal court and the king were found dead inside the throne room. They were all killed on different ways and the room was locked from the inside. The belongings of the jester were also scattered around the room but the jester himself were never seen again.)
The Jester God basically starts to whisper to some people. The people hear these whispers and either ignore them (which make them disappear) or listens to them or even talk to them. These people have more clear conversations with the entity about different things. The Jester God will tell mostly things that doesn't seem to make sense but aren't nonsense either. At one point the Jester God tells the person that they are inside a prison, inside prison, inside prison, inside a prison... (Or it asks of they aware of that). It offers them to tell them of "how to make a key to a secret trapdoor which leads into freedom". The people can choose do actually know it and "leave the prison" (the Jester God seems to call society or the systems of society a prison) or the people don't take that offer and remain in their current live. Some of the ones who refused that offer even choose to forget that it ever happened to them. The people who leaved are disappear shortly after and you can't find them. But some of the people who disappeared are returning after being gone for days, months or even decades. Nobody actually notices their return accept someone recognize them. The returned ones are disappearing probably later again or will come back multiple times almost like they can choose if they want to exist physically or not. Most of the returned ones act crazy or insane. They all tell that the Jester God liberated them and helped them to escape their lives which were horrible of them. Therefore the most of them claim themselves to be the followers of the Jester God. But there some exceptions where some of them are grateful but do not consider themselves as followers or servant from the entity. Another aspect is that the affected people see themselves free from the world and their kind.
Basically the Jester God "frees" people form their lives turn into (a little) insane people who do what they want and they will not just stop easily. Sometimes they doing things for fun and sometimes the people have actually goals which they have left behind and try to fulfill them. As power I imagine that they can bend and reshape reality around to their will and imagination (limited range). No one knows why the deity does this and why they keep themselves hidden all of the time. It seems that the deity tries "to help" people but his influence and interference changed them and makes them to leave everything behind. Perhaps it is even intended that way. The concept isn't flesh out or complete so I am open for suggestions and ideas
The basic idea is that the Jester God think that everyone and everything especially more intelligent creatures with will should be free and able to do whoever they want without oppression. That why he gives the people the choice if they want to listen to him and if they want to leave. He respects their decision. The thing is that deity doesn't care who or what the person is or what the will do with their new powers.
Thanks, interesting concept! Trickster gods are fun and give many narrative possibilities.